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locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Admin <n4fwd.ar@...>
 

Make sure to check the USB device designation in the Raspberry Pi. Linux assigns device numbers dynamically. Unplugging or power cycling the controlled device (like the xggcomms interface) will cause Linux to reassign a new designation to the same device.

example: initial power up, xggcomms becomes /dev/ttyUSB0 in Linux. Unplug the interface and re-plug it. Linux now assigns /dev/ttyUSB1 to the same interface.

wsjtx will only look for the device in its configuration. So, if wsjtx is expecting /dev/ttyUSB0 and Linux has assigned /dev/ttyUSB1, the CAT will fail.

73 de N4FWD Tom


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 

Thanks Reino I am getting closer now, I am able to get the radio and wsjtx to work together but wsjtx is receiving 85dB on the audio scale to I just need to find where to turn the audio input down on the pi now. 


thanks to everyone for all the help. 


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Reino Talarmo
 

>I’m not sure what to say. To get wsjtx to work I have to press test cat get get it to turn green to confirm communication with the radio. When I had it connected to widows 10 it worked after getting the settings right but on the pi it wont connect.  

>It’s nothing to do with CAT control (that’s a barrel of fish I’m going to explore at a different time once this is working) the cat test I’m on about is the one in wsjtx settings to confirm communication with the radio. Without this test passing wsjtx does not run and it doesn’t let you test the ptt until the cat test has passed.

> understand peoples confusion with cat control but this is not what I’m looking to do or set up, my issue is getting wsjtx and the radio to communicate so that wsjtx will work. I know the set up works as I had exactly the same on windows 10 until the laptop died so all I did was swap out to pi but the pi won’t communicate. 

Dear David,
There are basically two different communications between computer and rig. One is audio and the second is rig control. The audio one we may forget for the moment. The rig control comprises rig frequency control and PTT control. Both can be done using CAT control, if wanted. The test cat button checks communication between rig and computer.  The communication requires a data connection between those. That connection is a serial link to your FT897 CAT/LINEAR connector. Without it the Cat test cannot work. As you know a working data connection requires a correct com port number, same serial  bit rate in computer and rig and in computer permission to use the serial communication.
Now in addition to CAT the PTT can be done using VOX or using RS-232 DTR or RTS signals. If RS-232 a signal is used, then it needs to go into DATA Jack PTT pin (correct polarity etc. needs to be checked). If you use those, then no rig name is needed (None) and cat control test is not available. When you use DTR or RTS and an RS-232 connection to some entity is available (COM post is defined and connected), then Test PTT returns also a green Test CAT button, when Test PTT is pressed.

Hope this helps a bit.

73, Reino OH3mA

 


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 
Edited

Hi all thanks if the help so far, I’m not sure what to say next. To get wsjtx to work I have to press test cat get get it to turn green to confirm communication with the radio. When I had it connected to widows 10 it worked after getting the settings right but on the pi it wont connect.  

It’s nothing to do with CAT control (that’s a barrel of fish I’m going to explore at a different time once this is working) the cat test I’m on about is the one in wsjtx settings to confirm communication with the radio. Without this test passing wsjtx does not run and it doesn’t let you test the ptt until the cat test has passed.

I understand peoples confusion with cat control but this is not what I’m looking to do or set up, my issue is getting wsjtx and the radio to communicate so that wsjtx will work. I know the set up works as I had exactly the same on windows 10 until the laptop died so all I did was swap out to pi but the pi won’t communicate. 


locked Re: Linux and WSJTX on FT-920 cannot control rig #Cat_RigControl #linux

Bill Somerville
 

On 14/02/2021 02:46, Scott Downard wrote:
I had a recent Windows 7 failure. I was able to save my data, but had to scrap Windows 7 and installed Linux Mint. I was able to install WSJT-X, but I am not able to gain rig control to my Yaesu FT-920. I had no issues on the Window platform. Does anybody have suggestions or ways to get this to work on Linux with my radio?

Thank you,

Scott, N7SMD

Scott,

you tell us nothing about how your rig is connected for CAT control. I will hazard a guess that you have not added your Linux user to the dialout group, until you do that you will not have permission to use serial port devices.

sudo adduser dialout $USER

They restart your desktop session or reboot if you do not understand what that entails.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 14/02/2021 09:26, David 2E0HIL wrote:

Hi Joel

You are right that my set up is not using cat control and I am having to change frequencies manually but the Ptt command is sent via the data din port on the back of radio, I know that the set up works using this sound card (xggcomms Yaesu specific cable) as I had it running fine on my old windows 10 laptop but for some reason when I connect it to pi it can’t connect. The closet I can get it to connect is if I select usb0 as the port and then it. Does the rig transmit for a second then throws up the hamlib warning.


This issue I’m having isn’t Cat control it’s just wsjtx won’t communicate with the radio when I press test cat in settings. I’m not trying to get cat controls to work as I don’t have the right connections for this and it’s not something I’m wanting to explore at the moment.

Hope that gives a bit more info on the issue
Thanks
David 2E0HIL
David,

if you have no CAT connection then you must select "Settings->Radio->Rig->None". For PTT I expect your interface uses one of the RS-232 signals RTS or DTR to key your rig, to use that you need to select "RTS" or "DTR" for the "Settings->Radio->PTT Method" respectively, and put the required serial port device name in the "PTT Port" field below that.

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Alan G4ZFQ
 

This issue I’m having isn’t Cat control it’s just wsjtx won’t communicate with the radio when I press test cat in settings. I’m not trying to get cat controls to work as I don’t have the right connections
David,

Then how can "Test CAT" be expected to work?
PTT may use VOX or a COM port signal.
If you want to use CAT then it needs to be setup correctly.

73 Alan g4zfq


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 

Hi Joel 

You are right that my set up is not using cat control and I am having to change frequencies manually but the Ptt command is sent via the data din port on the back of radio, I know that the set up works using this sound card (xggcomms Yaesu specific cable) as I had it running fine on my old windows 10 laptop but for some reason when I connect it to pi it can’t connect. The closet I can get it to connect is if I select usb0 as the port and then it. Does the rig transmit for a second then throws up the hamlib warning. 


This issue I’m having isn’t Cat control it’s just wsjtx won’t communicate with the radio when I press test cat in settings. I’m not trying to get cat controls to work as I don’t have the right connections for this and it’s not something I’m wanting to explore at the moment. 

Hope that gives a bit more info on the issue 
Thanks 
David 2E0HIL


locked Linux and WSJTX on FT-920 cannot control rig #Cat_RigControl #linux

Scott Downard
 

I had a recent Windows 7 failure. I was able to save my data, but had to scrap Windows 7 and installed Linux Mint. I was able to install WSJT-X, but I am not able to gain rig control to my Yaesu FT-920. I had no issues on the Window platform. Does anybody have suggestions or ways to get this to work on Linux with my radio?

Thank you,

Scott, N7SMD


locked Re: Lost audio #AudioIssues

Dennis Jacobson
 

I questioned West Mountain about my problem above.. They referred me to this article which fixed my problem. Just thought I would put the link here just in case someone else chased their tails...
  http://www.westmountainradio.com/kb_view_topic.php?id=OT220

Thanks for all the input.

Dennis N6NG


locked Sudden blindness to sound card and ports windows 10 #AudioIssues #Cat_RigControl #IssueReport

Chris
 

I'm using different hashtags now that I have the hang of this.

I cannot get wsjt-x to see sound cards, and the com ports do not work either. I suspect this happened when a windows update came, but I've backed those of to no avail.

MIXW4 works fine with the same settings as always.Here's what eventually happens:  What does this mean?  The rig is there and other programs use it just fine.

Chris, AB6QK


locked Re: #Cat_RigControl #mac #Cat_RigControl #macOS

Kell / KI7UXT
 

Thanks Rip, the Transmit Audio Source is gray out so I'm not able to change that. I'll play around with the settings and see if anything allows me to change that.

73 de Kell


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Joel
 

If I understand how you are currently setup this may explain your problem...

CAT controls the frequency/mode control and PTT commands to the radio unless you are attempting to do it via VOX. VOX can supply PTT but will not control frequency or mode.  I am currently using a Pi 4B in two different ways for my Elecraft KX2.

1. For WSJT-X and most programs I have the mic/spkr outputs (KX2) going into a USB sound dongle with 3.5mm cables (sound receive/decode and transmit audio) into one USB port on the Pi AND a rig specific Serial to USB cable from the radio into another USB on the Pi (for CAT control).
2. For PAT/WinLink CAT control works for everything except PTT. For that I have to place the radio into VOX mode and let the software know that is what I am doing for PTT.
3. On my Kenwood D-74 it is strictly VOX - Pi -> SignaLink -> radio. I have to preset the frequency manually. VOX supplies the PTT.

You currently have only sound and no CAT setup which is why the software is complaining. You would need a Serial to USB rig specific cable for your second din output to achieve that. Or, you might be able to set your radio to VOX and select that in you Hamlib radio setup for PTT but you would have to manually change frequencies to make it work.

I am assuming that your radio does not have a built in sound card and does not operate via CVI control.

I hope this helps

Joel

On Feb 13, 2021, at 4:56 PM, dstgold2@... wrote:



Hi all hopefully someone can give me tips to go in the right direction. 

My issue is that I can’t get my radio to communicate with wsjt-x. When I press test cat it just keeps bringing up errors, the main error is “rig get vfo return while testing current vfo”. My set up is a Yaesu ft897d with a xggcomms sound card to a raspberry pi 400. 

I had an issue when I originally set up using windows 10 but that was due to the issues with the 817/897s and I fixed that by selecting a different radio name in settings but that isn’t working this time. 


TIA 2E0HIL 
David 





locked Re: #Q65 Managing Expectations #Q65

K0GU
 

I've quit using 50275 because there are actually OPs that use JT65 in this world. I first found Q65 when I was monitoring 50276 JT65 as VK/ZL use it to work South America during their summer E season. Yes it's pointless as I never copy any SPac on 276 but the choice of freqs could have been better IMO. I'm on on 305 now. Maybe the band will open to EU some spring day...

73,  Jay  K0GU


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 

Bill 

I am not using it for cat control just the main tx and rx switching of the radio. I had the same set up on a windows 10 laptop which was on its last leg so I decided to move onto the pi but it won’t connect to the pi. The radio was working perfectly with wsjtx before I switched to the pi and nothing else has changed in the set up. I just can’t get the pi to communicate with the radio. Something must be wrong in the settings or the interface I’m using must not be compatible with pi. 


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 13/02/2021 22:28, David 2E0HIL wrote:

Bill

I am using the 6 pin mini din for the data connection not the cat Din and I am having to use a USB adapter for the pi to connect the 3.5mm. The cat din is connected to my Atu and it does have an option to fit rig control in but I don’t use that.


thanks
David
David,

how are you expecting CAT control to work if you have no connection to the rig's CAT control port?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 

Bill 

I am using the 6 pin mini din for the data connection not the cat Din and I am having to use a USB adapter for the pi to connect the 3.5mm. The cat din is connected to my Atu and it does have an option to fit rig control in but I don’t use that. 


thanks 
David 


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 13/02/2021 22:15, David 2E0HIL wrote:
Bill

I am using the current version 2.3.0
David,

I need some clarification, the FT-897 has two mini-DIN sockets, one for audio in/out and one for CAT, does your interface connect to both of those sockets? The Pi 400 has no audio in connection, where are the 3.5 mm plugs you mention going?

73
Bill
G4WJS.


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

David 2E0HIL <dstgold2@...>
 

Bill 

I am using the current version 2.3.0


locked Re: #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config #raspberryPi #WSJTX_config

Bill Somerville
 

On 13/02/2021 22:10, David 2E0HIL wrote:
Hi Bill,

The rig is connected using a xggcomms sound card that connects from the 6 pin data plug and then plugs into the pi with a USB and two 3.5mm audio jacks.
David,

which version of WSJT-X are you using?

73
Bill
G4WJS.

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